I had a rather amusing start to the morning! While heading out to feed the outside cats, I heard a noise from an unusual direction. I had startled Nicky the Nose on the sun room roof! I always get a giggle out of how he pancakes himself like that when he's startled. As if he … Continue reading An awesome Mother’s Day, pancake cat, soil comparisons and pretty things. 🙂
I hope that your day was full of joy and blessings. Our favourite tradition is our Easter basket. The traditional items include bread (I made a challah this year), eggs (half were pickled, half were coloured with beet juice), ham, sausage, cheese (goat cheese with herbs this year), horseradish (we purchased a spread this year, … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful time last night, kicking out the old year, and bringing in the new. 🙂 For us, we don't normally do a whole lot. Living away from town or city celebrations is quite within our preferences! We had good food, each other's company, and the entertainment … Continue reading New Year Kitty, and looking ahead
Today we come to the close of what has got to be the most bizarre year we've had in my 5 decades! I think many of us will be very glad to see the hind end of 2020, even though there's no sign that 2021 is going to be much different. [edited for formatting … Continue reading Year End Review: top 10 posts!
As I write this, we have warmed up to -26C/-14.8F, with a wind chill of -30C/-22F It'll keep warming up for the next couple of days, and tomorrow - Christmas Day - is now expected to reach a balmy -5C/23F! When I headed out this morning to tend the critters (I have been skipping most … Continue reading Yeah, I’m a suck for the kitties!
We tried to be creative with the Christmas tree, with so many kittens in the house. The older cats are not as much of a concern, but the little ones are another story! Well, after several days of cat caused disasters, today I came into the dining room to find they'd trashed the tree. For … Continue reading Christmas tree do-over
The Christmas tree is decorated as much as it's going to be, and the base is covered. Theoretically, the cats can still get inside the planter stand near the floor, but now that the stand it stabilized, it should be okay if they do. The tree skirt will hopefully be too "in the way" for … Continue reading Well, it’s up and done!
So with the destructiveness of the cats, we had pretty much decided not to have a tree, but to decorate in other ways, instead. But I still wanted a tree. This morning, I went ahead and started working on it. I ended up screwing small cup hooks into a wall and a shelf, then used … Continue reading I went for it!
I've already posted photos of dehydrating orange slices and using them to make decorations for Christmas this year. I will post more on those in a moment. The other experiment I tried was to make a baking soda and cornstarch dough (which I wrote about here), which was supposed to be good to roll out … Continue reading This year’s decorations; what’s working, and what isn’t!
Today, I finally started working on the Christmas decorations I was planning to make with the dehydrated orange slices I'd prepared earlier. Of course, things didn't work out to plan! 😀 Do they ever? 😉 I was going to use cinnamon sticks, plus some little decorations I'd saved from Christmas crackers over the years - … Continue reading This year’s decorations, in the works